Making a major move to a new city can have you channeling your inner Jesse Spano: “I’m so excited! I’m so… scared.” But fear not; getting to know the lay of the land in a new place isn’t so hard, if you know what to do and where to look. In any new town, these 5 local-focused adventures will have you familiar with your new scene (and new neighbors) in no time.
Subscribe to the City Magazine
A magazine subscription can be had for relatively cheap, and it’ll give you a chance to catch up on where to go and what’s new around town (besides you).
Find and Follow Some Local Blogs
Those bloggers will be like friends, kinda, showing you the ins and outs of life as a local. You’ll learn first-hand about the best restaurants and sights from somebody who’s been around the block before. Start out by Googling “[name of city] bloggers,” then take a peek at who those bloggers are following and talking to on Twitter and Instagram.
Even if you’re not in a very walkable city (Atlanta, checking in), take some time on a bright and sunny day to walk your neighborhood. It’ll give you a chance to take in the atmosphere and maybe meet some neighbors.